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Paradise Coast

Film Commission

About the Film Commission

The Paradise Coast Film Commission is a full-service agency of the county government ready to help make your next production easier than you ever dreamed possible. Film Commission Director Maggie McCarty is deeply experienced with all types and sizes of productions and can connect you to all the resources you'll need in the area.

You won't find the usual red tape here. The Film Commission can smooth the way and offers a wide variety of services, including:

Helping you find the right locations, crew or equipment

Securing permits and running interference

Linking you to film incentives to make your production dollars go even further

Connecting you with other film offices—the Film Commission maintains a strong relationship with the Florida Office of Film & Entertainment and also has a liaison in Los Angeles to help with your production needs.

Have a Project in Mind?

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Local Help Finding the Picture-Perfect Location

There's nothing like experienced local scouting assistance that understands your needs and can match them to a broad array of possible locations. The Film Commission has a number of ways to help you find the perfect spot: from providing more photos besides those in our Locations Library, to conducting custom searches at a distance, to helping arrange and guide your search on location.

Itinerary Planning

Working with our Local Experts

We know that having your production run smoothly while coming in on time and on budget means solid planning and efficiency. With in-depth local knowledge, the Film Commission can offer superb on-location assistance for planning your itinerary.

Health and Safety Guidelines 

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Maggie McCarty of the Paradise Coast Film Commission
Maggie McCarty

Film Commission Director

Pete Zepeda
Pete Zepeda

Film Assistant